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Old 04-11-2013, 12:51 AM   #161
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No worries. Thanks for adding.

Don't think anybody had said Gammas were available at Home Depot now yet.

Can also find them at WinCo and Sams Club. Maybe Walmart? Can't recall.

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Old 05-21-2013, 09:43 PM   #162
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I have a Homer Bucket. Don't ferment in it though. I use it to store my leftover StarSan.

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:19 AM   #163
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I suggest you get a "real" brewing bucket....

I mean even if it was $20 it will last forever if you take care of it.

It is the cost of four (4) beers where I live not includiung the tip.

You can find them on Craigslist and you can even BORROW ONE from someone not doing a batch.

HOME DEPOT does not make those buckets and could have 10 manufacturers... even if you get an answer today it might not be true for last week or next week.

Go ahead and use one and chance growing an eye in your forehead but I think it is not worth the risk...

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Old 05-26-2013, 11:10 PM   #164
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Five gallon buckets are of little use in fermenting five gallons of beer. For other uses, fine. For fermenters, I use the 7 gal. buckets from U.S. Plastics. They are food-grade, and you can get lids* in about 10 different colors. The seal is much better than the traditional "Ale Pail" I started with, which is by no means airtight. The USP buckets have a neoprene 'O'-ring seal in the lid that does the job. I got three buckets and lids, delivered, for $32.

*Putting airlock holes in these are a snap. Bore a 1/2" hole using a new, sharp WOOD or "paddle" bit, trim off the flash, and install the rubber grommet sold by finer homebrew supply firms everywhere.

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Five gallon buckets are of little use in fermenting five gallons of beer. For other uses, fine. For fermenters, I use the 7 gal. buckets from U.S. Plastics. They are food-grade, and you can get lids* in about 10 different colors. The seal is much better than the traditional "Ale Pail" I started with, which is by no means airtight. The USP buckets have a neoprene 'O'-ring seal in the lid that does the job. I got three buckets and lids, delivered, for $32.

*Putting airlock holes in these are a snap. Bore a 1/2" hole using a new, sharp WOOD or "paddle" bit, trim off the flash, and install the rubber grommet sold by finer homebrew supply firms everywhere.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #166
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Heck - a 6.5 gallon Ale Pale complete with gallon markings is only $9.85 from labelpeelers.com - why would you bother with something else a few pennies cheaper? Now the 7.9 gallon for wine is a tad more expensive at $14.16 but those measurements sure are darn useful for a few dimes.

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Heck - a 6.5 gallon Ale Pale complete with gallon markings is only $9.85 from labelpeelers.com - why would you bother with something else a few pennies cheaper? Now the 7.9 gallon for wine is a tad more expensive at $14.16 but those measurements sure are darn useful for a few dimes.
The pre marked fermenters are notoriuosly inaccurate.
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I worked at HD for a while, and when I asked my managers about it they all gave me different answers. According the the packaging, they're not, so I'd stay away.

They do, however, have some three gallon paint buckets which are, so they'd be good for half batches.

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Old 07-26-2013, 02:45 AM   #170
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I'd rather ferment in used plastic milk jugs than take a chance with one of these. That's just my opinion on it. The way I see it, taking gambles with your health isn't worth any odds. Actual food grade equipment may cost more in the short term, but in the long run you may be saving your inheritance for your children/grandchildren. Can an extra ten spot saved now really be worth taking a risk with plastics that are possibly dangerous? I don't think so.

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